Plan du Comté de Cumberland à la Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, (Nouvelle–Hollande) comprenant la division de ce Comté en Districts. Rédigé par Louis de Freycinet. Louis FREYCINET.

Plan du Comté de Cumberland…
Plan du Comté de Cumberland à la Nouvelle-Galles du Sud, (Nouvelle–Hollande) comprenant la division de ce Comté en Districts. Rédigé par Louis de Freycinet.

Paris: 1822.

Engraved chart; 495 x 340 mm.

The French explore Sydney plain

Attractive cartographic rarity arising from the visit of Louis and Rose de Freycinet to Sydney in 1819. This map of the Cumberland plain is an example of a little-known first state (without plate number); it was prepared for inclusion in the official voyage account of the expedition. It reflects Freycinet's innate skill as a map-maker and is filled with detail reflecting the extent to which the French commander and his officers travelled within the region (for example, three members of the expedition – Quoy, Pellion and Gaudichaud – were accompanied as far as Bathurst by William Lawson).

Attractive cartographic rarity arising from the visit of Louis and Rose de Freycinet to Sydney in 1819. This map of the Cumberland plain is an example of a little-known first state (without plate number); it was prepared for inclusion in the official voyage account of the expedition. It reflects Freycinet's innate skill as a map-maker and is filled with detail reflecting the extent to which the French commander and his officers travelled within the region (for example, three members of the expedition – Quoy, Pellion and Gaudichaud – were accompanied as far as Bathurst by William Lawson).
Freycinet and his wife enjoyed warm hospitality during their time in Sydney now that Britain and France. Free from suspicion, they were permitted to inspect the settlement unhindered, in contrast to his previous visit as an officer aboard the Baudin expedition during the Napoleonic Wars.

Price (AUD): $2,100.00  other currencies     Ref: #3912490

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